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No Fear Be Free

My own songs helped me to understand and undertake the process… by J.P. Kallio   Life is such a complicated mess of complexity, hardship, joy, love, loss, dreams and disappointments. Many of us are brought up in what we consider as a “normal” family. We are born innocent, but as soon as we start to…

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Love, Music and Art: Cisalpipers

Obviously with a band like this no video will ever make justice to what the live show is like… by J.P. Kallio   Few years back I had the pleasure to hear the Cisalpipers (Mauro Pambianchi, Chiara Temporin, Fabio Vetro, Davide Candini, Marco Ferrazzi). They are a wonderful pipe band from Italy, and playing sessions with these guys definitely…

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J.P. Kallio’s Musician Quick Tips 24

And if you don’t work towards building a strong loyal following, I got news for you. It won’t build itself! by J.P. Kallio   Here are this week’s musician quick tips, part 24!! In my nearly two decades as a full time musician I have learned a thing or two about this business. I also have…

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Camaraderie over competition

I’d like to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of my success and how I got this far. by J.P. Kallio   Sometimes it seems like the competition in the music market is so fierce, that most of us feel like we are on a battle field. It might feel tempting…

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Music and Art Part 2: Bert Jansch

Wherever I’ve been and gone,Wherever I have gone The blues have run the game… by J.P. Kallio   Bert Jansch hailed from Scotland. This quiet performer had a massive influence in the world of acoustic guitar playing far beyond folk music, but still even with his success, he never seemed to got the recognition he deserved.…

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War stories from the road

So as you can see, it is not all glamour, but you do what ever it takes to deliver the show. by J.P. Kallio   In the past few days I have got a serious beating by the hay fever season here in Ireland, while still trying to keep working as much as I possibly…